Archive for 2010

Operators Name Best-Earning Machines of 2010

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Although he was just a kid at the time, Joseph Peluso remembers Pac Man Fever. “When this business first started, Pac Man was really big,” said Peluso, manager of Game Time Amusements in North Bergen, N.J. “You could put a video game in a pizza place and it would bring in $200 dollars a week.” […]

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Bulk Vending:
Why Inexpensive Prizes Will Always Draw Customers

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Bulk vending machines earn the loyalty of customers with their fun and inexpensive merchandise. Representing only 1 percent of the vending industry, bulk vending machines remain popular attractions at bowling centers, restaurants, mini-malls and movie theaters. As owner of Rick’s Vending for 21 years, Rick Krikorian locates bulk vending machines in four counties throughout central […]

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VendEver Expands 24/7 Tech Support, Hires Sean Domino

October 30, 2010 No Comments

VendEver, co-maker of the Cotton Candy Factory with Feiloli Electronic Company, has announced the expansion of their customer support with the hiring of Sean Domino as their Technical Services Manager. For the last 11 years, Domino has managed the technical department at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. “…Everyone here knows the true strength of our […]

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Dennis McGregor Joins Tacki-Mac

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Dennis McGregor, a well known miniature golf executive, has joined Tacki-Mac’s Family Entertainment Division. McGregor has more than 30 years of experience in the mini golf industry. Tacki-Mac, known for the last 20 years for their industry leading no punch-thru miniature golf grips, is now using the same drive and ingenuity to furnish the best […]

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Legoland® Discovery Center Chicago Names New General Manager

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Merlin Entertainments Group, a leading name in location-based family entertainment, recently announced that Benjamin (Ben) Sweet has been named general manager of Legoland® Discovery Center Chicago. Open since 2008, Legoland Discovery Center Chicago provides fun for LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages. “It’s a great honor to join Legoland Discovery Center Chicago,” said Sweet. “I’m looking […]

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Comfy Edutainment Centers Names Alpha-Omega Sales Exclusive Distributor in the United States

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Alpha-Omega Sales, Inc., a leading provider of sales and service to the leisure and amusement industry, has forged a partnership with Comfy Ware Ltd. to make the company the exclusive distributor of the Comfyland ExperienceTM in the United States. The Comfyland ExperienceTM, winner of the IAAPA 2007 Best New Product Award and IAAPA 2007 Impact […]

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Party Time Scheduling Program is Available from Bounce Magic

October 30, 2010 No Comments

PTS Pro from Bounce Magic gives locations a powerful reservations system with the simplicity of a desktop application. Owners and supervisors can manage rooms, schedules, event registration, catering menus and detailed billing all from one computer. Locations can create a customer database, mailing lists, financial reports, agreement contracts and much more. The system includes the […]

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Cotton Candy Vending Announces New and Improved Fourth Generation Cotton Candy Vending Machine

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Cotton Candy Vending has added some great features to their latest cotton candy vending machine that will be shipping in November 2010. This is the fourth generation of the device. “We have received many requests to add a recycler option to our unit,” said Marty Man Smith, vice president of sales for Cotton Candy Vending. […]

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Galvin Design Group Reports on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food Service Operation

Galvin Design Group Reports on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food Service Operation

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Galvin Design Group completed the food service design and installation of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. The throughput of the kitchen and bar is meeting the expectations of operations and giving the guest a memorable experience at the new attraction. This project was featured in the August 2010 edition of […]

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November 2010

October 30, 2010 No Comments

The Large Park Report 36    New Attractions: A Look Ahead to 2011 The run-away hit of 2010 for large parks was clearly the much-anticipated Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando. As the year draws to a close, The Large Park Report examines what is in store for 2011 at the nation’s favored destinations for families. […]

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Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Embed

Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

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